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Lisa McTigue Pierce

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The coronavirus pandemic is affecting nearly all Americans personally. Professionally, the impact is different for various markets and jobs. How are packaging professionals faring? During the last two weeks of March 2020, 66% of respondents to our poll said their job in...

Most packaging professionals have always felt they contribute a vital service to the world. They do. That’s more evident to the general public now because of the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s how the packaging community has been responding to the crisis.

 

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Healthcare packaging might be behind from a sustainability point of view — when empty packages are in the same environment as human blood, safety supersedes recycling, as well it should. But the amount of packaging being recycled or the amount of recycled-content...

Bookmark this page for easy access to a list of articles about the coronavirus pandemic and packaging, along with links and dates, posted by Packaging Digest. Most recent articles are at the top:

 

Whether it’s working at home to maintain social distance or finding yourself furloughed because customers have disappeared, the coronavirus pandemic disrupted many companies. It’s anything but business as usual today.

The staff of Packaging Digest hopes...

One of the reasons I’m proud to cover the packaging industry as a journalist is because of all the good you do that I get to write about. Right now, a lot of people are fighting this temporary coronavirus crisis on many levels. Here is my opinion on some things the...

John Spitzley is the 2020 recipient of a new Honor Award bestowed by the Medical Device Packaging Technical Committee (MDPTC) of the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP).

This annual award was created to recognize a person’s lifetime commitment to medical...

Improved packaging that better locks in freshness has helped candy company Ferrero U.S.A. earn the coveted 2020 Product of the Year winner within the Candy Bar category for Baby Ruth — voted so by more than 40,000 American shoppers.

“With so much product...

What makes a good or bad packaging design? Today’s winners might reflect the retro-futurism trend or tap into the current interest in reusable packaging. The losers might ignore the ever-important easy-open function or forget product-safety features.

Last month,...

Sustainability, branding and “smart” packaging technologies continue to resonate with global packaging professionals, based on the leading stories from early 2020 on PackagingDigest.com.

In January 2020, you were most interested in learning about new packaging...

Looking for a little healthy indulgence when hunger strikes? You’re not the only one. Americans snack before, after, and during mealtimes. After all, today’s packages make it easy to do so. Here are a dozen examples of brands using packs and graphics to tempt and...

Creating a successful packaging design takes work. And inspiration. And resources. An idea here; an example there. Advice from other packaging design experts. Every bit helps fuel your creativity engine. Will it work for my product? How will it work?

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Just try not to fall in love with these fun and festive seasonal Valentine’s Day snack packages. From the intimacy of personalization to classic hearts, Valentine’s Day packaging aims to get that special someone’s attention.

Packaging Digest showcased...

Food companies looking to automate their retail-ready packaging operation now have the option for a total solution that delivers speeds as high as 40 trays per minute, with the appropriate infeed.

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Looking for some fun packaging designs to inspire you? Come out to Anaheim, CA, the second week of February 2020 when we’ll open the door to The Snack Shack at WestPack interactive exhibit.

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